The Trial of William Tinkling by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1868
The Trial of William Tinkling Synopsis
"The Trial of William Tinkling" is a short story by Charles Dickens, first published in 1867. It is the first of four stories in the collection Holiday Romance. It is written from the perspective of a child.
The story starts with the narrator and the Colonel making a vow to rescue their respective brides, who are imprisoned in a boarding house. The Colonel, who is a pirate, suggests using fireworks in their attack. The narrator is positioned behind a corner lamp post with written orders to wait for Miss Drowvey to fall before joining the Colonel in battle. Their plan is to put their brides behind them and fight to their death.
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This beginning-part is not made out of anybody's head, you know. It's real. You must believe this beginning-part more than what comes after, else you won't understand how what comes after came to be written. You must believe it all, but you must believe this most, please. I am the Editor of it. Bob Redforth (he's my cousin, and shaking the table on purpose) wanted to be the Editor of it, but I said he shouldn't because he couldn't.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most famous and well-known authors in history. His work has been read, enjoyed, and admired for over 150 years. He was born in 1812 and died in 1870 after writing some of the world's best-loved works, such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and Great Expectations. His books were often based on his life experiences growing up poor in London during the 19th century when England underwent a great industrial change. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.